How to turn text into a spoken iTunes track

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Text to Audio
Save text as an audio file with this handy tip!
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I find myself using the text to speech function on Mac OS X far too much. Having my Mac read articles and emails out loud to me allows me to multitask and do other things — like edit awesome videos for Cult of Mac — without ignoring important messages.

But did you know you can even save those text to speech recording for listening at a later time?

In this week’s Quick Tips video, I’m going to show you how to turn text into a spoken track and save it into iTunes, allowing you to find save your favourite articles and listen to on your iPhone.

This tip works with websites, word documents, emails – heck, almost anywhere you can find text. Transferring it over to your iPhone couldn’t be simpler; just sync up your iPhone as normal and choose audio files you want, in the same way you would music.

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